Paredes and Kovacic, two alternatives to Dembele
Given the complication for Mousa Dembele, Inter are looking at two alternatives: Paredes and Kovacic. Both are very different from Dembele: less physical but more technical. So what does Spalletti need more? A player that gives more quality in dribbling and directing in Paredes or one that is good at attacking the spaces of the defense in Kovacic.
Of course, Spalletti knows Paredes very well, having trained him at Roma. Badelj is probably going to join Zenit which will push the Argentinian midfielder closer to a sale.
Same goes for Kovacic if Real Madrid were to contact Milinkovic. At that point, Mateo’s farewell is inevitable even though he costs more than Paredes.